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The Sheer Distance Opportunity Roved Across Mars Still Has Us In Awe

As we remember the now-officially-dead Opportunity rover this week, one fact keeps sticking out to me: That machine travelled a whopping 45km across the surface of another planet. And it did so in short, nerve-wracking spurts. Spread over the course of 14 years, 45km may not sound like that much,…

Wake Up, Oppy! NASA Sends New Commands To Mars Opportunity Rover

NASA’s beloved Mars rover Opportunity has been silent for months after getting swept up in an enormous dust storm on the Red Planet last summer, and NASA engineers have been pinging the rover to answer to no avail. Now, NASA says it will send new commands to the resilient explorer…